Reecey Walker was killed in her own home in Wichita, Kansas. A 16-year-old boy was arrested and charged with her murder.
One city in Alabama has drawn a new line in the sand with bathroom bills, organizing against police violence, a bill about counselors in TN that’s dangerous for LGBT people, and more.
Blakeney becomes the 9th trans person reported murdered this year, meaning that if this pace keeps up, 2016 will break the horrible record that last year set of most trans murders reported in the United States in one year.
“What’s so scary about HB 2 is that it doesn’t seem discriminatory when first read, but the contradictions are all over it. It says that North Carolinians have the right not to be discriminated against, but then makes the basis of that protection “biological sex”, immediately endangering anyone who isn’t cisgender. This is terrifying.”
Opening the floor for this kind of transphobic debate only preys on people’s ignorant fears and perpetuates the kind of untrue stereotypes that have led to a pandemic of violence against trans people, particularly black trans women.
Seven trans people have been killed this year, six trans people of color. That’s two every month, and we’re not even done with March yet.
I’m tired of being told, over and over, that I will never be what I am.
According to the TransHealth Information Project, Maya Young was described by friends as “truly a funny girl who was mad REAL and LOYAL.”
“These lawmakers don’t say that they’re trying to address a problem that actually exists, but instead are supporting the bill in order to fight off transgender boogeymen that live only in their heads.”
This jerk Dick Jones in Kansas, last night’s GOP town hall, a lesbian high schooler wins the right to wear a gay t-shirt to school, women making moves in state and federal government, and more!
A U.S. army veteran and her partner were sentenced to 20 years for an unfounded drug charge, what the hell is going on with the Supreme Court, a rundown of last week’s Republican and Democratic debates, two teen girls in a relationship died in a murder-suicide and more news.
“Gatekeeping. You see that in Arizona over and over again. That’s why we’re 50th in the nation for disability funding, 50th for mental health funding.”
At least 48 trans women have been reported killed in Brazil just in 2016 so far, India’s Supreme Court will reconsider the criminalization of homosexuality, DeRay is running for mayor of Baltimore, and more!
Psychic and homophobic landlord refused to rent to a lesbian couple, HRC endorses Hillary Clinton, it’s harder for queer women to get a job interview call-back, Montana’s Governor signed a new executive order to protect LGBT state employees and more news!
While I’ve been busy writing about the Autostraddle Comic Awards and what comics you should buy for the holidays, an entire Lumberjanes storyline happened!
I had heard about Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham’s close relationship, and how it was informing some incredible work together, so I sought them out to find out more — over the course of our afternoon together in NYC, our conversation covered everything from the damages of biological essentialism to the radical power of empathy to how important it is to feel sexy sometimes.
Kroger will cover gender affirming surgeries for trans employees, mainstream media and informal polls don’t agree on who won the Democratic debate, the New York Attorney General launched an investigation on the dude who jacked up the price of an AIDS drug and more news.
Most trans stories on TV are forced into narrow, misguided and often inaccurate narratives. Here’s something you need to know about Channel 4’s “Girls to Men,” which airs tonight.
An arrest in the murder of Kiesha Jenkins, Planned Parenthood announces they’ll no longer accept payments for their fetal tissue donation program, investigators say killing of Tamir Rice was “reasonable,” Bernie Sanders updates views on gun violence and more news stories.
Dellal talks about Ray as if he is a girl, and she talks about transitioning as if it’s a costume or an on/off switch. She even uses “she/her” pronouns to talk about Ray and frequently misgenders him.